Social Media: A Battleground

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A recent Facebook post read, “Good morning, and what are we offended by today?” We are living in a highly-charged political atmosphere. It is amazing to see the amount of mud-slinging found on social media. This does not stop with comments made about candidates for office or current events, but the personal attacks on people who are posting, or responding, because of a candidate they support, or a disagreement on philosophy, policy, or personal belief are at an unprecedented high. Horrible things have been written among professed Christians. Does this kind of behavior build up the church? How do those outside of Christ view us as Christians when we are vicious and back-biting on a public forum? read more

Faith Promise and City of Knoxville Team Up with Emerald Youth Foundation for Inner-City Pool

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Ribbon Cutting
Cutting the ribbon at the restored E.V. Davidson Recreation Center pool are City Councilman Daniel Brown; Oscar Cruz, 7; Tank Strickland of Mayor Rogero’s office; Fynal Barnes, 6; senior pastor of Faith Promise Church Chris Stephens; Knoxville Parks & Recreation director Joe Walsh; TaTiyona Kaiser, 6; Emerald Youth president and CEO Steve Diggs and Terrance Rooks, 10.

Knoxville’s inner city has a swimming pool and a swim instructor after collaboration among Faith Promise Church, the City of Knoxville, and the Emerald Youth Foundation. read more